Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Don Young held a hearing today on H.R. 1408, the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation will allow the Sealaska Native Corporation to receive its remaining land conveyance under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. Rep. Young first took the lead on this legislation in the 110th Congress.
“I have traveled to Southeast Alaska many times since I last introduced this legislation, gathering input from all stakeholders including local communities and local businesses,” said Rep. Young. “This year marks 40 years since ANCSA was signed into law, and Sealaska is still without their full land entitlement. It’s long past time that this issue is finalized and I intend to do just that.”
To view video, of Congressman Young delivering his opening statement, click here.
To view video, of Congressman Young questioning the Alaska Panel, click here and here.
For more information on Congressman Young’s Sealaska bill, click here.